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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a 16 hp Walker mower that keeps blowing the fuse when

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I have a 16 hp Walker mower that keeps blowing the fuse when the cutting blades are engaged? What would be the most common cause for this?
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Customer: Mower starts fine however as soon as you engage the cutting blades the fuse blows. mower continues to run however if you shut it off you need to replace the fuse to start it again. It appears the is obviously an excessive power draw when the blades are engaged, Just wondering what to check first? Regulator? wiring?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Most common problem is the electric clutch for the blades is pulling too many amps. It should pull less than 5 amps. The clutch may be an adjustable model, it would have three springs and self locking nuts on it , that can be tightened to move the armature and magnet closer to each other. If not the adjustable model,the clutch has to be replaced.